Some feelings of anxiety regarding lifestyle changes, adjustments to pregnancy and anticipation of the future are common for new families. The art of relaxation will be one of the most valuable skills you will learn for dealing with the challenges of pregnancy, birth and life with your baby. Keep the relaxation exercises simple and practice them often. There are many techniques for relaxation. A good resource to start with is the book:
- The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, MD
In addition, there are numerous relaxation tapes and CDs available in music stores.